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Weatherspoon predicts a sweep of the “Aints”

Weatherspoon predicts a sweep of the “Aints”

profootballtalk.com Updated 7 hours ago
A torn Achilles tendon has kept Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon from making an impact on the field this season. On Thursday, Weatherspoon made some waves away from it. Thanks to (what else?) Twitter. “The Aints are way too sorry to have our names i…
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  • Scouting the Saints with Jabari Greer: On leadership and Kenny …

    Scouting the Saints with Jabari Greer: On leadership and Kenny Vaccaro

    ESPN.com 8 hours ago
    METAIRIE, La. -- Former New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer is still keeping close tabs on the team and has agreed to join me on occasion to share his thoughts. Stay tuned for his take on the Saints’ recent secondary shakeup and how they’ll match…
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  • Falcons nose tackle Paul Soliai refocuses on football after fat…

    Falcons nose tackle Paul Soliai refocuses on football after father's death

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    There are times when even NFL players are reminded how football means little in the grand scheme of life. Atlanta Falcons nose tackle Paul Soliai recently experienced one of those moments. A few weeks back, Soliai received the call he feared would come …
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  • Saints' new-look secondary will be tested by NFL's 'best receiv…

    Saints' new-look secondary will be tested by NFL's 'best receiving corps'

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    METAIRIE, La. -- The revamped New Orleans Saints secondary did a decent job in the dress rehearsal. But now comes the real thing. The Saints will face much stiffer competition on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons than they did in this past Monday night…
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  • Robert McClain on the spot for Falcons

    Robert McClain on the spot for Falcons

    ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Sunday would have been a ideal time for Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford to make his return: back in his home state of Louisiana against the hated Saints and their potent receiving corps. Instead, Alford landed on injured …
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  • Falcons not biting on Saints “funeral” trash talk

    Falcons not biting on Saints “funeral” trash talk

    The Saints are ready to bury the Falcons once and for all. But the Falcons aren’t biting on a eulogy offered by Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis. Via Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, Lewis was talking about not letting the Falcons pass for 500 yards against th…
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  • Mike Smith says Julio Jones decision will come Sunday morning

    Mike Smith says Julio Jones decision will come Sunday morning

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Dec 17 (yesterday)
    It doesn’t look like the Saints are going to get much advance word about whether they’ll need to stop Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones this weekend. Falcons coach Mike Smith said Tuesday that the team anticipated getting Jones back in the lineup after …
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  • Mike Nolan wants Jonathan Massaquoi to show he deserves snaps

    Mike Nolan wants Jonathan Massaquoi to show he deserves snaps

    ESPN.com Dec 16 (2 days ago)
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- One of the big topics following the Atlanta Falcons' 27-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday was the status of outside linebacker/defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi, who was benched in the game just days after he complained …
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  • QB snapshot: Matt Ryan

    QB snapshot: Matt Ryan

    ESPN.com Dec 16 (2 days ago)
    A quick observation of quarterback Matt Ryan and how he played in the Atlanta Falcons' 27-20 loss in Week 15: The aspect you have to appreciate about Ryan is how he owns up to his mistakes. Such was the case after Sunday's game, when Ryan was uncharacte…
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  • League approves record debt for Falcons

    League approves record debt for Falcons

    profootballtalk.com Dec 16 (2 days ago)
    As the cost of the new Falcons stadium continues to go up and up (and up), owner Arthur Blank has obtained a dispensation from his colleagues to borrow more money than NFL teams are permitted to borrow. According to Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journ…
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  • Momentum-building win for Saints makes life tougher for Falcons

    Momentum-building win for Saints makes life tougher for Falcons

    ESPN.com Dec 16 (3 days ago)
    It looks rather improbable for the Atlanta Falcons to finish first in the NFC South now, although it's not impossible. Monday night's 31-15 win by the Saints over the Bears means the Saints, now 6-8, are atop the division standings in front of the 5-8-1…
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  • NFC playoff picture: Can Saints finish the deal?

    NFC playoff picture: Can Saints finish the deal?

    profootballtalk.com Dec 16 (3 days ago)
    By knocking off the listless Bears in Chicago on Monday night, the Saints regained control of the NFC South. In fact, the South race could be over Sunday afternoon. If the Saints defeat the Falcons in New Orleans, and if the Panthers lose to the Browns …
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  • Falcons put Robert Alford on injured reserve

    Falcons put Robert Alford on injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Dec 15 (3 days ago)
    The Falcons are hanging on for dear life in the NFC South, and they’ll have to fight for their spot without a key defensive player. Falcons coach Mike Smith just told reporters that cornerback Robert Alford needs wrist surgery and will be placed on inju…
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  • Roethlisberger Helps Steelers Beat Falcons 27-20

    Roethlisberger Helps Steelers Beat Falcons 27-20

    Playing in the NFL's only division with no losing records, the Pittsburgh Steelers added another win to their resume.
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  • Week 15 early inactives

    Week 15 early inactives

    profootballtalk.com Dec 14 (4 days ago)
    Every week we’ll bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. So check back often to see the full list as it becomes available. Steelers at Falcons Steelers: LB Ike Taylor, LB James Harris…
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  • Video - Inside Edge: Falcons-Saints 00:46

    Inside Edge: Falcons-Saints

    Dec 18
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for Atlanta at New Orleans.
  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Falcons-Saints 00:43

    NFL Live Prediction: Falcons-Saints

    Dec 17
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Atlanta at New Orleans.
  • Video - Falcons Brace For Showdown In Big Easy 01:18

    Falcons Brace For Showdown In Big Easy

    Dec 16
    ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says Atlanta will get a much-needed boost from Julio Jones if the star receiver returns to action for Sunday's must-win road game against the Saints.
  • Video - Saints' Secondary In Spotlight Vs. Falcons 01:36

    Saints' Secondary In Spotlight Vs. Falcons

    Dec 16
    ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett said New Orleans' revamped secondary fared well against a sinking Bears offense -- but the true test will be against the Falcons on Sunday.

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